Go from zero to Snowden-best-buddy in 20 mins
These notes contain a relatively simple guide to set-up a fresh Ubuntu server and self-host a number of (what I consider) essential apps.
There are plenty of reasons you want to self-host applications (privacy, who owns your data, your data being stolen, etc.). On the other hand, self-hosting forces you to be very proactive about your data, . . .
Please watch for airborne bovine.
This is an update to my one year old post about mutt and OS X.
On August 2016, a new version of mutt was released. This version includes the sidebar patch and the trash folder patch, so no need to mess around with patches any longer.
Here are my notes to get started with the new version.
If you have previously installed mutt via Homebrew, . . .
... or the art of needless complication
I wrote a short upgrade to this guide, that uses the newly released mutt 1.7.0.
Here are some notes on how to get started with mutt and Fastmail on OSX (Yosemite).
Most of this stuff applies to Linux as well. You can actually skip this whole mutt-is-awesome rant and checkout the "mutt" section of my doftiles.
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Lately, my long-lasting love for Apple products has been fading. I ditched my iPhone 6+ for a OnePlus One and I relegated my MBP to mostly photo-editing tasks. I'm typing this from a fresh installation of Xubuntu 14.10, which I have been using in the past and I tend to prefer to the heavy-weight Ubuntu.
My totally most used app in the . . .
My Vim setup for sane Java and Groovy development
During the last couple of years, I gradually moved to Vim for editing text and writing code. It's not an easy journey: Vim requires dedication and it's sheer amount of options and plugins can be intimidating for a newcomer. However, with enough perseverance, the VIM's approach to manipulating text becomes natural and you will not . . .